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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 11, 2012 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's Voice - period.

DD- you hit on the point I'd like to reiterate in this thread - Jerry was much more than effective with his vocals. Despite limitations and destructive behaviors, I really love his vocals in almost all periods, even counting the weaker 80's. There's few singers who can communicate so much and with SOUL as you pointed out. Also notable is his diction - despite a penchant for saying "nut-thatched" instead of just nut-thatch in Eyes - you can always understand the words ... and I can forgive forgetting lyrics, when you consider the thousands of songs in his mental library. You touched on another point - I think his craggy aged voice contributes mightily to songs like Lazy River Road and Standing on the Moon... just beautiful and poignant.

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Poster: Reade Date: Jul 12, 2012 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's Voice - period.

He was very deliberate about pronouncing the consonants at the end of words in general.